Eagle patrol to battle drones over Spain's Royal Palace

lunes, 11 de abril de 2016

http://www.thelocal.es/20160408/eagle-patrol-to-battle-drones-over-spain-royal-palace

After hearing about an initiative used by the Dutch police called Guard From Above, which used birds to patrol the skies against drones, Gómez bought a drone and began training his eagles.

"With the help of a couple of accredited drone pilots I started the training," he said. And the results were better than he could have hoped for. "Within about two months the birds knew how to capture the drone and put it on the ground."

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Buzz Aldrin’s plan for a permanent presence on Mars

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon. Now the Nasa veteran, and trained engineer, is setting his sights on another part of our Solar System – Mars. Buzz Aldrin's passion is clear for all to see. It's not the jeans, jacket or unexpected striped red braces, but on the T-shirt. Beneath...



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What Happens After You Land A Rocket On A Drone Ship?

SpaceX's next challenge will be in getting the Falcon 9 to shore SpaceX finally did it—they landed a rocket on a drone ship in the ocean. The achievement will make it easier for the company to refurbish and re-fly used rockets, potentially cutting launch costs dramatically. The success was a long...



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This Is The Defining Image Of The Commercial Space Age (So Far)

Two private spacecraft are now attached to the space station; more will follow See that? That's an image of the International Space Station in orbit from NASA's live webcast earlier this morning. To the casual observer it may not look much different than countless other images we've seen in the n...



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Catching up on the KC-46A, KC-30A



It’s been a long, long time since I wrote about aerial refueling tankers. Having delved into this topic during the long-running saga of the USAF recapitalization effort, and the competitions between Northrop Grumman/EADS and later Airbus alone and Boeing, the topic had been beaten to death.

But as we who follow such things know, Boeing’s current effort to build the winning KC-46A for the Air Force has run into more than a few problems. These have led Boeing to be at least eight months late and write off $1.2bn pre-tax on the program.

And the problems aren’t over.
full text: https://leehamnews.com/2016/04/11/pontifications-catching-kc-46a-kc-30a/

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Iran says Boeing officials will visit Tehran soon

The report quoted Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organization, as saying "Boeing intends to launch its talks with Iranian companies with permission from the U.S. government."

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/boeing-iran-airplanes/

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ATR, Bombardier and Embraer bullish on India growth - Business Standard [feedly]

ATR, Bombardier and Embraer bullish on India growth
Business Standard
Plane makers ATR, Bombardier and Embraer are bullish on growth in India with the rise in air travel in tier II and III towns and the government thrust on regional connectivity. These plane makers primarily cater to the regional aviation market with ...

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ATR, Bombardier and Embraer bullish on India growth - Business Standard [feedly]

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Lockheed Martin Readies One of the Most Sensitive IR Instruments Ever Made for NASA Telescope [feedly]

Lockheed Martin Readies One of the Most Sensitive IR Instruments  Ever Made for NASA Telescope
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/april/nircam-space-telescope.html

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Bjorn’s Corner: Embraer’s Fly-by-wire approach [feedly]

Bjorn's Corner: Embraer's Fly-by-wire approach
https://leehamnews.com/2016/04/08/bjorns-corner/

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US Army starts firming FutureVerticalLift requirements as RFI deadline passes [feedly]

US Army starts firming FVL requirements as RFI deadline passes
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-army-starts-firming-fvl-requirements-as-rfi-deadl-424023/

In February, the US Air Force revealed its 21st century bomber, the Northrop Grumman B-21. This week, the US Army edged closer to defining what could be its first truly new rotorcraft type of this century.

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Airbus to deliver first US-built A321 on 25 April [feedly]

Airbus to deliver first US-built A321 on 25 April
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-to-deliver-first-us-built-a321-on-25-april-424028/

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SpaceX demonstrates water recovery of Falcon 9 booster [feedly]




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US Navy Launching ACTUV Test Program | New Attack Aircraft Plans Up for Review by USAF | Mi-28NE Helo Orders Increase [feedly]

US Navy Launching ACTUV Test Program | New Attack Aircraft Plans Up for Review by USAF | Mi-28NE Helo Orders Increase
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/us-navy-launching-actuv-test-program-new-attack-aircraft-plans-up-for-review-by-usaf-mi-28ne-helo-orders-increase-033431/

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Boeing Announces Expansion Plans For Training Capabilities In Shanghai [feedly]

Boeing Announces Expansion Plans For Training Capabilities In Shanghai
http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=0dab07de-8093-46c9-beef-a973033c47b2

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Turning up the heat on titanium alloy leads to increase in strength [feedly]

Looking deep inside titanium alloy has allowed researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to manipulate the alignment of atoms and develop the strongest titanium alloy ever made. They believe the new material could be used in the production of lighter and cheaper vehicle components, and lead to the development of other high strength alloys.

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Imaging drones to spot signs of explosive chemicals leaking from landmines [feedly]

Care estimates there are some 110 million landmines buried around the world, with more than 70 people killed or injured each day by these deadly devices. Locating and disabling landmines is not only a meticulous and time-intensive task, but an incredibly dangerous one as well. Working to help keep humans out of harm's way, British scientists are developing drones with advanced imaging technology to more effectively map and speed up the clearing of affected areas.

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Franky Zapata's awesome Flyboard Air redefines the concept of a hoverboard [feedly]

Franky Zapata's water-jet Flyboards have very quickly become a popular vacation experience, but the French jet ski champion has bigger goals in mind. Over the weekend, he released the first video that claims to show his new Flyboard Air in action. The Air ditches the water jet for what appears to be a jet turbine engine, and allows him to fly untethered through the sky to a maximum height of 10,000 feet and a maximum endurance of 10 minutes. It's early days yet, but we humbly propose a jet race against David Mayman and his JB-9 Jetpack.

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Russian TU-160 Bombers at Repairs Shop [feedly]

Russian TU-160 Bombers at Repairs Shop
http://englishrussia.com/2016/04/08/russian-tu-160-bombers-at-repairs-shop/

Just a few photos of Russian legendary TU-160s at the repair dock. Take a look, rare possibility to those birds a bit dismantled and bearing their inner selves so to say.

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